Monday, June 14, 2010

Back on the road

I left Walla Walla about 9 this morning, having had a piece of warm apple pie for breakfast, compliments of Lucia, Mike's across-the-street neighbor. My initial day's goal was Dodge, about 55 miles on Hwy 12. I arrived there about 4 and, as I expected, there were no camping facilities. It seemed a bit early to end the day so I pushed on to Pomeroy for a distance of 66 miles. They have free camping in their City Park. I had just picked out a site and was starting to unload when a helpful local told me about the automatic sprinklers and where they didn't hit--so I moved my site. The Hwy has been pretty good: generally wide shoulders and clean although there were a few places with narrow shoulders. There will be a little bit of a challenge tomorrow--the Alpowa Summit is 2785'. I'll be starting at 1800' and the majority of the climbing is done in 3 miles. So, I'm going to try to get as much rest as possible tonight.

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3 comments:

TheMegster said...

Are you going to be heading through Uniontown this week? If so, I can let the Inland office right in 'downtown' Uni know you're swinging through and you could stop there for water and intel about the route ahead, eats, etc.
Just let me know if that would be helpful.

Frances said...

So, I should expect you sometime Wednesday or Thursday then? Give a shout when you know for sure, because there's no food in the house and you'll need to tell me what I should get in...

Roy said...

I didn't see this until now because I didn't have service in the canyon. Thanks for the offer, but I didn't go through Uniontown.